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Southern Md. Police Beat: Woman saved from heroin overdose by Deputy Vincent Pontorno

Southern Md. Police Beat: Woman saved from heroin overdose by Deputy Vincent Pontorno – The Sheriff reports that on April 2, 2015, Deputy Vincent Pontorno responded to a residence on Chancellor’s Run Road after 9 1 1 received a report of an adult female having difficulty breathing.

Teachers and even students over 18 can now receive training and anti-dote for heroin overdose

“Naloxone is very effective and relatively inexpensive ,” says Doyon. “The benefits of allowing bystanders who are properly trained to administer the medication are unmeasurable. Death occurs minutes after a victim stops breathing, and often occurs before first responders arrive at the scene. Naloxone administered by bystanders early can be life-saving.”

Previous studies have shown that the administration of naloxone by bystanders has reversed the effects of an opioid overdose in anywhere from 75 to 100 percent of documented cases.